As a local Yorkshire security firm based in Leeds, we’ve noticed an increase in the number of people turning away from national companies and looking to local providers to help them protect their businesses. Whenever a client comes to us in search of security solutions they can trust, we are more than happy to answer any questions they might have regarding the way we work, the history of our company and what we can do for them. In fact, we encourage our clients to ask questions so that they can know for sure that they’re choosing the right company for them if and when they opt for our services.
Many people who rush through the process of hiring a security company and opt for a national firm often forget to follow up on important questions that could affect their future business security, simply placing blind trust in a recognised name. When hiring a national security company you are putting your trust and the security of your business and property into someone else’s hands, so it is necessary to gather all of the information you can about them before taking them on board. Here are just some of the questions you should be asking before hiring a national security company – are you really better off with a recognised name, or is a local firm better suited to your needs?
How experienced are your guards?
Here at Acclaimed Security, all of our guards are fully trained and boast years of experience – essential attributes we look for in background checks during the recruitment process. National security firms must recruit security staff in large numbers, so the recruitment stage cannot be as thorough as with a smaller, local firm. Are the staff assigned to protect your property really up to the task?
Are you familiar with the area my property is located in?
A national security company can only be so knowledgeable about your local area – if they aren’t based nearby then they are unlikely to be familiar with local crime rates, the types of businesses criminals are likely to target or any recent changes that could affect the safety of your property. A local security company will be able to offer better advice and security recommendations, as they will know the area and the companies within it well.
How can I know if you are reliable?
National security companies are less likely to have clients that you have heard of, making it difficult to get a recommendation or to know just how reliable their company is. They should be able to provide you with testimonials from their current clients and some assurance of their flexibility and dedication to the job, but as they work with so many different clients over the course of the year, what guarantee have you that they haven’t received negative feedback, too? Of course, if your security company is based locally, you need only ask nearby businesses about their experiences with the firm.
What security measures will you take?
At Acclaimed Security, our security solutions are explained in detail on our website so that you are able to choose which solutions will work best for you, but we will also run our own evaluation and offer recommendations suitable for your business. There’s no point hiring a security company before you know what measures they will take to ensure your property is safe. You need to know exactly what they will do, how it will affect your business and how effective their efforts will be in future.
How can I be sure your guards will remain alert?
With most national security companies, you will simply have to take their word for it that their guards will remain alert and do their jobs properly when on long shifts. Here at Acclaimed Security we want to provide the best service possible to our local businesses, and we boast unique security technology to do so. Our GuardSafe system will ensure that your guards are covering every inch of your property and on high alert at all times, but companies without such technology can’t offer you the same assurances.
While national security companies might boast recognisable, household names, local Yorkshire-based security firms are far more likely to offer the services your business needs. A local security company will know the area, your neighbouring businesses and any local crime statistics you ought to be aware of, so will be able to make knowledgeable recommendations and offer expert experience to protect your property. If you’re looking for a security firm in the West Yorkshire area, Acclaimed Security ought to be top of your list. Contact the team today and we’ll be happy to answer any further questions you might have!